People continue to violate Covid protocols in Dimapur

People continue to violate Covid protocols in Dimapur
People throng New Market area in Dimapur on Monday. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JUN 7 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/7/2021 1:03:50 PM IST

Blatant flouting of safety protocols/Covid-appropriate behaviour continues to be witnessed in markets across Dimapur.

A medical practitioner, who spoke to this Reporter, said if such continue to be a trend then the objective of lockdown to break the transmission chain of Covid infection will become a futile exercise.

On Monday, a large number of shoppers at New Market and other market areas in Dimapur, who rushed to buy essential commodities did not bother about maintaining social distancing. Many of the people modified the face mask into chin mask- covering the chin and exposing both nose and mouth. 

Although markets dealing with food and vegetable items are allowed to open till 2 p.m., public have been time and again reminded to strictly adhere to Covid protocols for the safety of everybody. A policeman on duty informed this Reporter that everyone wore masks but carelessly. He said some preferred to keep masks safely inside their pockets and only put them on whenever some police personnel were around. 

Speaking over the phone, ADCP (Crime) & PRO Dimapur police, Relo T Aye said police personnel have penalised over 200 people for not wearing mask. He stated that though people are aware of the need of wearing face masks and also following Covid-appropriate behaviour; yet a good number ignore them. He regretted that such irresponsible attitudes would only make matter worse. 

The state authorities and Health departments have on many occasions reminded people to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour like wearing face mask, washing hands regularly and maintaining social distancing.


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